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Types of Cases We Handle

At Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law, our Boston lawyer has effectively handled both federal and white collar crimes. We have represented individuals in federal courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme court. When you turn to our team for legal representation, you will have an experienced advocate on your side who knows the system and can skillfully guide you throughout your case.

We provide sound legal counsel for a variety of federal and white collar crimes, including:

If you've been charged with an offense, reach out to us today to get started on your defense. We'll review every detail of your situation to ensure your rights were not violated during the investigation and are protected throughout your case.

Ready to discuss your case with our seasoned lawyer? Call us at (617) 227-3700 today.

What Is the Difference Between a Federal & White Collar Crime?

Generally, a white collar crime is a non-violent offense that is carried out for financial gain. They are often committed against businesses and typically by someone entrusted with the company's assets. Depending on the circumstances, white collar crimes could be handled at the state or federal level, or both.

In the U.S., both states and the federal government have enacted laws concerning prohibited behavior. Some criminal offenses are handled at the state level; others at the federal level. In some cases, they can be handled at both. But when is a crime considered a federal matter?

Typically, a federal crime is one that is committed on U.S. government property or crosses state lines. In many fraud cases, such as money counterfeiting, the federal government has jurisdiction.

Federal crimes are enforced and investigated by well-known agencies such as the FBI or IRS. They are prosecuted by a U.S. Attorney and tried in federal courts. Often, the conviction penalties are harsher than those imposed for crimes pursued at the state level.

Contact Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law Today

If you're being investigated or have been charged with a federal or white collar crime, it's imperative that you contact a skilled criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Federal and/or state prosecutors aggressively pursue these matters, and, if you're convicted, you could be looking at years of prison time and substantial fines. The accusations alone can ruin your reputation, and a guilty verdict can make it challenging for you to live your life as you once did – even after you have served your sentence.

At Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law, we know how serious a federal or white collar crime charge is and how the matter can impact your entire life. That is why we’re committed to providing fierce legal representation from the start of your case until its resolution. Our attorney has years of legal experience, both as a trial and appellate attorney, and we know how to build effective defenses to fight your charges.

Schedule your consultation today by calling us at (617) 227-3700 or filling out an online contact form.

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  • “One of the deans of the criminal defense bar!”

    - David O. Markus
  • “Among the nation’s best defense lawyers.”

    - Miami Herald
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    - Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

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Significant Cases

  • Successful Challenge US v Warshak

    631 F3d 266 CA 6 (2010): Successful challenge to the Department of Justice’s reliance on the Stored Communications Act to seize the content of emails in violation of the Fourth Amendment

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Bravo Fernandez

    (722 F3d 1, 1st Cir, 2013): Federal Court of Appeals reversed conviction of a leading businessman in Puerto Rico for federal programs bribery holding that gratuities cannot, legally, be the basis for such a conviction.

  • Vacated Sanction US v Agosto-Vega

    (1st Cir, 9-27-13): Federal Court of Appeals vacated a monetary sanction imposed against a criminal defense attorney holding that there was no legal or factual basis for the imposition of the sanction.

  • Vacated Conviction US v Urciuoli

    513 F3d 290 CA 1 (2008): Vacating of honest services conviction as a result of instructions that impermissibly broadened the “official act” element of 18 USC 1346.

  • New Trial Motion US v Carpenter
  • Habeas Corpus Relief Ferrara v US

    456 F3d 278 CA 1 (2006): Affirming trial court’s granting of habeas corpus relief to a RICO defendant whose decision to plead guilty to murder predicates was found to be involuntary due to prosecutor’s concealment of core exculpatory evidence.

  • Appeal of Conviction US v Stewart

    433 F3d 273 CA 2 (2006): Co-counsel in appeal of conviction of Martha Stewart for making false statements and obstructing an SEC investigation.

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Carucci

    364 F3d 339 CA 1 (2004): Reversal of money laundering convictions following split jury verdict in prosecution of Boston real estate developer

  • Non-Contempt US v Kouri-Perez

    187 F3d 1 CA 1 (1999): Representation of attorneys charged with non-contempt civil sanctions.

  • Vacated Sentence US v Grandmaison